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Medtronic gets FDA nod to test MRI-friendly pacemaker

August 1, 2011 by MedCity News

Medtronic begins clinical testing for its second iteration Advisa MRI-safe pacemaker.

Medtronic

The FDA granted Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) the go-ahead on a clinical trial to test its next generation of MRI pacemaker technology, the company announced today.

The Minneapolis, Minn.-based med-tech giant can enroll up to 250 patients in 50 medical centers across Europe, Central Asia, the U.S., Canada and Australia to test its new Advisa SureScan pacing system, Medtronic spokeswoman Wendy Dougherty said.

Premier GPO rolls on with another contract

July 29, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Premier inks its fifth deal this week, this time for creatinine hand-held analyzers.

Premier

Hospital purchasing organization Premier Inc. announced a fifth contract this week with news that the Charlotte, N.C.-based GPO would begin providing creatinine hand-held analyzers to certain levels of its membership.

The devices, which are used to assess renal function at bedside, are developed by Nova Biomedical Corp. of Waltham, Mass.

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Novation: GPOs aren't going anywhere

July 27, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Novation reaffirms the value of group purchasing organizations as it touts 11 new deals with GE Healthcare, Siemens and others.

GPOs are on a roll

Hospital purchasing organization Novation touted 11 deals across general radiology and molecular imaging equipment, reaffirming the value that group purchasing organizations offer to vendors and health care providers.

Irving, Texas-based Novation signed one-year contracts with GE Healthcare, Siemens AG (NYSE:SI), Philips Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems and a handful of others who signed on to sell radiography and molecular imaging equipment and accessories through the bulk purchaser.

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Latest GPO: Cardiovascular Systems makes it official with HealthTrust

July 25, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Cardiovascular Systems' deal providing orbital atherectomy products to hospital group purchasing organization HealthTrust becomes official this month.

Cardiovascular Systems

Cardiovascular Systems Inc.'s (NSDQ:CSII) catheter-based artery de-clogging systems are officially available through hospital group purchasing organization HealthTrust Purchasing Group this month, according to SEC filings.

The companies signed a deal in May to make CSII's orbital atherectomy products, which rub away plaque built up in clogged arteries, available to HPG's member hospitals.

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Jobs: Boston Scientific and St. Jude prepare for cuts

July 25, 2011 by MassDevice staff

More than 600 cuts may be in store for two of the world's biggest cardiac implant makers.

Boston Scientific
St. Jude

More than 600 jobs are on the chopping block between Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) and St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ).

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New hypertension treatment from St. Jude Medical? STJ’s CEO stays coy

July 24, 2011 by MedCity News

St. Jude CEO Dan Starks is playing his cards close to the chest on company's moves in the renal denervation arena.

J.P. Morgan analyst Michael Weinstein was hoping to get some more information about St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) Wednesday.

Instead, he was greeted by a simile.

St. Jude takes over Medtronic's CRM deal with hospital GPO

July 22, 2011 by MassDevice staff

In case there are any lingering doubts as to the longevity of hospital group purchasing organizations, two new deals for UMCS and Novation prove otherwise.

Novation

The latest group purchasing organization deal for Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center thumbs a nose at Medtronic's (NYSE:MDT) controversial decision to cut several GPO deals earlier this year by replacing a Medtronic contract with a St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) deal.

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